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Old 10-23-2018, 05:29 PM   #1
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Coachmen Pursuit headlight question

Any Pursuit owners input appreciated. (And possibly Mirada owners, I believe we may have the same headlights). My headlights appear to function oddly to me. My standard low beam is the top bulb, and my high beam is the larger bottom bulb. When I activate my high beams by pushing the stalk forward where it clicks into position, the top beam goes out, and the lower high beam comes on. The result is a slightly wider light pattern, but significantly reduced forward beam. In all of my past vehicles, the high beam would come on in addition to the low beam, not in replacement of it. Side note, if I pull the high beam lever toward me in the temporary position (flash to pass) both high and low beam activate. In your experience is this "normal"?? Either way the low beams are very poor at illuminating the road and I am looking at upgrade suggestions from those that have successfully improved their headlights performance. Thanks in advance for your input/experiences. Scott
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:20 PM   #2
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Wow, 60 plus views and no one has upgraded a headlight?? I have to wonder if mine are not wired right then, cause they are not very bright for night driving.

Anyone??
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:00 AM   #3
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Thats the way they work on my 2016 Pursuit. Yes they are inadequate in fact I have one of the halo rings burn out on the one of the low beams. To replace it, is to remove and open the headlight up. We don't drive after dusk so Im not to concerned with inadequate beam spread. I haven't looked into upgrading the headlight assy, I don't know that it can be done. We are looking at getting out of this coach and into a Tiffin Allegro. I have problems with the LCI Leveling gear and am fed up with it.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:46 AM   #4
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Here's a thread on the topic. I posted my solution. Coachmen 2017 Mirada BH35
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:57 AM   #5
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Here's a thread on the topic. I posted my solution. Coachmen 2017 Mirada BH35



Thanks for the reply....I had to assume mine wasnt the only one that was half blind at night. Could you post any pics of your solution?? I have a Pursuit with a similar headlight assembly and I am curious what you replaced and where.


Thanks again for taking the time to reply!
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Thats the way they work on my 2016 Pursuit. Yes they are inadequate in fact I have one of the halo rings burn out on the one of the low beams. To replace it, is to remove and open the headlight up. We don't drive after dusk so Im not to concerned with inadequate beam spread. I haven't looked into upgrading the headlight assy, I don't know that it can be done. We are looking at getting out of this coach and into a Tiffin Allegro. I have problems with the LCI Leveling gear and am fed up with it.

So just to clarify the smaller unit on top is your low beam, and the larger one on bottom is high beam correct?? Does your low beam turn off when the high beams are selected on the stalk??


Thanks for the clarification, I am not trying to be difficult with anyone, I am just astounded that the "low beam" turns off when the high beam is selected. I have never seen a any other vehicle lights set up to do that. It seems counter intuitive as my experience was that high and low beams have a specific pattern designed into them to address a specific area of the road.


Thanks again for your input.
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Old 10-29-2018, 05:28 PM   #7
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So just to clarify the smaller unit on top is your low beam, and the larger one on bottom is high beam correct?? Does your low beam turn off when the high beams are selected on the stalk??


Thanks for the clarification, I am not trying to be difficult with anyone, I am just astounded that the "low beam" turns off when the high beam is selected. I have never seen a any other vehicle lights set up to do that. It seems counter intuitive as my experience was that high and low beams have a specific pattern designed into them to address a specific area of the road.


Thanks again for your input.
My Mirada's low beams go off when I turn on the high beams. The headlight well on my Mirada is made to accept headlights from a 2008(ish) Chevy Tahoe/Suburban even though aftermarket Chinese junk that Coachman installed is exactly that...aftermarket, they still work the same as factory GM beams. High beam goes on, low beam goes off.
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Yes the top is low beam and bottom is high. And yes, low beam is off when high beam is on. Now I had to replace one low beam bulb due to burn out. it is an H3 bulb, very small peanut shaped bulb. I guess you could buy a higher end replacement like super white and maybe get the beam brighter. There are HID kits for H3 but I don't know if they will fit in the assembly. Poor design by Coachmen, they should have used an assembly with larger bulbs.
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Thanks you all for your replies and ideas. It appears my headlights are behaving “normally” but really not ideal. I think I am going to go with adding some aftermarket led driving lights for the additional distance I am looking for.
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Tons, and I mean tons of Class A drivers of all kinds of manufacturers complain about the visibility of the headlights on these things. They apparently do not have to meet any specific illumination requirements like real automobiles.....cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, minivans etc.

We’re just driving a “box” bolted to a chassis.
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